Cas is going to be a handful. We're talking about a probably mid to high level angel. Not to mention he at one time had either Mythic Tiers, or was a Mythic creature (that whole power of God thing). The first to do is decided where he first in the good aligned outsiders. I'm at a toss up between angel and archon... More to come.
Name of PC: Lyra
The party arrived at Hambley Farm as the sun set. They had been told that ravenous, walking scarecrows were skulking the area. When they arrived at the farmhouse they decided to break into two teams: Team Backdoor Penetration and Team Frontal Assault.
As they went about their work inside the home, six shadows slithered out of the barn. Ghouls. They hungered to feed, and spread their infection. The party, oblivious to being hunted, continued on searching the house. Not knowing hidden inside was a creature far more powerful than simple ghouls.
Hal decided to take point and search what had to be one of the farms bedrooms. He never made inside the room. Using a simple spell he opened the door, and was greeted with the worst aroma he'd ever smelt.
Gagging from the odor he stepped outside, leaving the rest of the group in the living room. He was so busy trying to forget the smell that he never noticed the ghouls advancing on him. Three of them dashed by, and made their way into the house. The other three found the smell of half-elf delicious. He lucky managed to on get nicks and scratches from the scuffle.
In the house, Lyra (the bard) and Xy'leena (the ranger) managed to barely hear Halcyon's girlish scream from outside "IEEEEEEE!" They wondered what was going on. Lyra began to inspire courage in her teammates and moved to the open front door, and was met by one of the ghouls. Xy'leena moved to a nearby window, and watched as one of the ghouls leaped through the glass. The ghoul came crashing through, slamming the ranger into a wall, but landing face first on the floor. Lyra was scratched by a ghouls claw, and found her body was unable move. (Thus began the end of the bard).
Hal, surrounded by ghouls, took the defensive with blade and wand, hoping more of the ghouls would move on, or be destroyed by the others before he tried to strike. The ghouls oddly proved difficult to hit. Their undead nature making them too nibble, but when they were struck they crumbled easily.
Xy'leena cleared a path outside, and fought back to back with Hal. The two of them began to slowly eliminate the undying. Amethyst (the witch) sent her owl out, charged with healing energies, to make "bombing" runs on the ghouls. Monster after monster exploded as the power of life ran through their corpses.
From the bedrooms another ghoul erupted into the living room. This one was different though. Stronger, more aggressive, smarter, and adding to that was the unholy stink. The smell of death filled the room, unnerving the few watchmen that the party brought with them from town. It delivered a horrible gash to one of the guards, but luckily he avoided the creatures paralytic "poisons". Outside ghouls started to fall like trees. Xy'leena turned toward the door, and saw the stinking ghoul attacking the guards and Lyra. She rushed into the room to help, leaving Hal alone outside with the lone remaining ghoul. Hal's ghoul managed to bite, and rip into his flesh. Its paralyzing toxins running into Hal's system.
Thankfully Amethyst sent her owl on another run. The owl darted about the monster. Dodging the ghoul's claws, before laying a talon on the beast. The ghoul exploded in a shower of ichor and disease. Hal was safe. Paralyzed, but safe. And covered in gore. Back inside the house Xy'leena tried to snuff out the unlife of the stinking ghoul, but it dodged each of her blows. With a twisted look struck at the still paralyzed bard, ripping her head from her shoulders. It smiled at Xy'leena, as it lifted Lyra's head like a goblet and let the blood flow into it's mouth
Name of PC: Maiyanna
Maiyanna was the twin sister Kaiyanna. Hearing about her sister's death she joined Halcyon's new group of adventurers to end Nualia. They traveled back to Thistletop and found the Nualia performing rights in Lamashtu's temple. The battle was long and drawn out, but Hal and Maiyanna were able to back the mad cleric into a corner, and prepared to finish her. The fallen aasimar wasn't going alone; She ripped, and clawed at the cleric, leaving her in a pool of blood
Name of PC: Callinar
The party had just dealt with a good portion of the second level, taking out Lyrie, Bruthazmus, and making a friend out of Orik. Orik warned the party about the "monster dogs" in the temple. This intrigued Vicillien the monk and Ronan the barbarian. They made way their way into the temple via the prison. They were meet by the baying yeth hounds. Everyone, but the brave gorumite, panicked and ran. He tried to his best, cleaving deep into one of them, but in the end it was fruitless. The cleric was torn to bits.
Name of PC: Vicillien Elite
With no cleric, the party was still suffering from the fight with the yeth hounds, and tentamort. Entering the last level of Thistletop, Ronan took point and open the door leading into the trapped hall. The party had no one capable of finding or disabling traps, and the only way they found the slashing cage was thanks to Halcyon the wizard casting detect magic.
Vicillien and Ronan decided to one at time run though the trap. They both triggered it, but suffered little harm. The rest of the party waited, not wanting to rest death. Ronan and Vic began looking for something to disable the trap. Ronan opening the stone door to the south, and Vic obsessing over the statue in the eastern alcove. The sound of the trap activating alerted Nualia, and she began to prepare.
As Vic stood mesmerized by the statue, the door leading to deck opened and a serrated blade went into the monk’s side. She was able to capitalize on her speed (highest initiative) and dropped the monk. Calling on reserve power (hero points) he was able to stabilize his wound. A blast of negative energy later and the monk was gone. His body withered before the others eyes.
Name of PC: Kaiyanna
Kaiyanna was one of four that decided not to enter the trapped hall. After watching Vicillien fall, and Ronan captivated by hypnotic lights (disco barbarian), she rushed into the hall. Her face ran straight into the portcullis (fumble) and was diced into tiny elven pieces.
Name of PC: Ronan
Ronan leapt to the monks aid, and managed to land a hard blow on Nualia. Halcyon tried to assist by placing a hypnotic pattern in the hall. All he managed to do was catch the barbarian in the flashing spectacle. Nualia used the time to move back into the deck, and call on Lamashtu to shield her. She followed up by shattering Ronan’s bastard sword (fumble), and then using channel energy to flood the room with power. The negative energy killed the Vicillien the monk, and hit the Ronan with all its force. The barbarian tried to break free of his trance, but couldn’t find the will power (fumble). Nualia cleaved into the gorumites chest dropping him to the floor.
Halcyon, Shalelu, and Orik ran for the higher levels, and made a stand in the higher levels. Orik fell in the battle and Shalelu sacrificed herself for Hal to run. He took the opportunity, and made for cliffs. Using his magic he floated to the water below and swam for to shore*.
No one. No one at all.